June 7, 1987 |
More than half of California's top companies are headquartered in Los Angeles and Orange counties. These companies are listed in all categories in the 1987 Roster: industrials; financial institutions, including banks, savings and loans and holding companies; insurance, including life and fire and casualty; merchandising firms; transportation firms; and utilities. They employ over 446,300 persons in California and 1.3 million persons worldwide.
April 26, 1994
Companies listed alphabetically with their rankings on The Times 100, Sales 100, Market Value 100, Growth 100 and Employer 100 lists. Mkt. Times Sales Value Grwth Emply Company 100 100 100 100 100 20th Century Industries 64 79 81 3Com Corp. 85 52 72 Abbey Healthcare Group Inc. 3 76 ABM Industries 94 17 ADAC Laboratories 16 91 Adaptec Inc. 39 85 86 Adia Services Inc. 89 Adobe Systems Inc. 53 76 Advanced Micro Devices 44 61 34 48 Airtouch Communications 57 9 95 Allergan Inc.
May 18, 1992 |
Price Co. knows a lot about bargains. After all, the San Diego-based retail chain has made its mark by selling name-brand goods at rock-bottom prices. And the company's shareholders also are getting a good deal. Price Co.'s performance--based on an analysis of stock price appreciation and dividends paid to shareholders--ranks it among the top third of California's biggest 100 companies, according to the Los Angeles Times' annual survey of corporate performance and pay.
April 28, 1992 |
Consider the overweight marathoner who has just performed poorly in a race. Faced with an even more arduous course in the future, a determined athlete would slim down to prepare. That's just what many of Los Angeles County's largest companies began doing in 1990 when faced with the onset of recession. Thus, although the recession deepened in 1991--making the run even more difficult--more county firms were better prepared for the financial race. The results were remarkable.
April 28, 1992 |
No one overpays for a home or a car these days because, in a weak market, buyers call the shots, and they naturally demand good value. The same concept finally is taking hold on Wall Street. After a red-hot 1991--when many investors gladly paid outrageous prices for iffy stocks--value investing suddenly is back in vogue. Buyers want good deals, and they are merciless if they believe that they have been suckered.